Kao Rang - เขารัง

Kao Rang Park and Governor's Monument

Kao Rang or Rang Hill was Phuket's first viewpoint and fitness park. The park at the top of the hill is a great place to look at the views over Phuket Island, or to take a meal at one of several restaurants. Tung Ka Cafe is the original hill side restaurant and probably offers the best view, it's neighbour Kao Rang Breeze opened in 2011. Lower down the hill is Phuket View and a few new restaurants have opened up at the foot of the hill, not far from the Chinese Temple Sarn Jao Sae Ju Hud.

Rang Hill, Phuket, ThailandRang Hill, Phuket, Thailand


Rang Hill, Phuket, ThailandRang Hill, Phuket, Thailand

There is also a monument to Phuket's first Governor Phraya Ratsadanupradit Mahison Phakdi. พระยารัษฎานุประดิษฐ์มหิศรภัก. Also known as Khaw Sim Bee na Ranong, Phraya Ratsadanupradit Mahison Phakdi acted as High Commissioner of Greater Phuket from 1900 to1913

Rang Hill, Phuket, Thailand

Rang Hill, Phuket, Thailand

Rang Hill, Phuket, Thailand

Many people visit Kao Rang but don't realise there is a temple just down the side of the hill as you head down the smaller road that leads to Vachira Hospital. Kao Rang Temple is worth a visit if you like temples or religious architecture. Kao Rang Temple is now accessible from the road that leads up Kao Rang from Mae Luan Road. This is much easier for driving and makes a nice day out if combined by lunch and a visit to the new viewpoint.



2014 Update! 

Warning! Be careful of the monkeys and try to avoid parking near to their feeding spot or you will find your car used as a springboard! (They are quite cute though!)


The new viewpoint opened in September October 2014 and offers a great view over all of Phuket Town with no trees obstructing the view like the rest of Kao Rang Hill.